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Breaking news via Joshua Flanagan, Assistant Director of Sports Information at Texas State
Boone Steps Down as Track and Field Head Coach
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Dana Boone has resigned as Texas State’s track and field head coach to accept the position of associate head women’s coach at Texas Tech University.
“We want to thank Coach Boone for her time and effort over the past four years leading our program, and we wish her luck in her new endeavor. We have a first class track and field program, and we are very proud of both our academic and athletic accomplishments,” said Texas State Director of Athletics Dr. Larry Teis. “We plan to start a national search immediately for our next head coach, and look forward to building on the success established by Coach Boone.”
While at Texas State, Boone led the Bobcats to four conference championships, earning conference Coach of the Year honors for each one. This past season, under her tutelage, the women won the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship. The Bobcats also took three athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships and two athletes in three events and a 4x400-meter relay team to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
“We think we have a terrific opportunity here that will attract a number of high-quality applicants, and we are very excited about getting the process started,” said Teis. “In the past few years, we have built a new track facility, locker rooms, offices and weight room with plans to provide cost of attendance for our track and field athletes. All of this will enable us to continue winning at Texas State.”
“I would like to thank Dr. Teis and Don Coryell for the tremendous opportunity they provided to me over the last four years,” Boone said. “It was truly a pleasure to lead this program. Thanks to everyone at Texas State for their support.”
As Teis said, Texas State will immediately begin a national search for Boone’s replacement.
All the best goes out to @TXStateTrack Coach Dana Boone who is leaving to take over as Women's Track Coach at Texas Tech
-- Brant Freeman (@Brant_Freeman) July 31, 2015